TV anchor quits job so she can help earthquake victims in Haiti


A few weeks ago, we told you about Duluth TV anchor Julie "Jitterbug" Pearce, who raised some eyebrows for a dumb headline with racial overtones on her station's Web site, and the epic apology she later offered.

Now Pearce is in the news again, but this time it's because she's leaving her job at KBJR-TV and heading for Haiti with a one-way ticket. The 29-year-old recently earned a nursing degree, and she wants to put her skills to work helping earthquake victims.

This weekend she'll anchor her last broadcasts for KBJR. She leaves for Haiti next week.

A Floridian by birth, Pearce arrived in Duluth in 1996. Besides winning awards for her broadcast journalism, she's earned four college degrees, and she's a performance artist. She'll also apparently do anything for a story, including getting Tasered. Check out this video: